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TMCNet:  2014 Wavefront Wireless Summits Set to Expose Significant Opportunity to Drive Business Transformation Through the Internet of Things

[December 12, 2013]

2014 Wavefront Wireless Summits Set to Expose Significant Opportunity to Drive Business Transformation Through the Internet of Things

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/12/13 -- The top global wireless and mobile experts will descend on Vancouver for the 3rd Annual Wavefront Wireless Summits, taking place February 4-6, 2014. Hosted by Wavefront, Canada's Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research, the internationally renowned Summits focus on strategic business transformation enabled by wireless & mobility solutions. Keynote speakers and attendees from Rogers, Cisco Canada, Oracle, HP, Deutsche Telekom, SAP, Boeing, VISA and Gigaom will be among those present at this year's highly anticipated event.

An impressive line up of industry leaders will speak at the 2014 Wavefront Summit - tackling topics critical to business technology decisions today and into the future. The conference is divided into two content tracks; Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Summit and Wireless Business Summit. The nexus point of these core topics is "The Internet of Things" and the convergence of mobile, social, data, and cloud that create truly transformative business opportunity. Participants can personalize their agenda and attend sessions from either track.

The M2M Summit will examine the business impact of Machine-to-Machine technologies. M2M brings together people, process, data and things to generate big data and new capabilities that are ultimately transforming some of Canada's core industries. Speakers in the M2M Summit will include Mansell Nelson, VP Advanced Business Solutions at Rogers, Peter Utzschneider, VP of Product Management at Oracle, Markus Breitbach, Head of Strategic Sales at Deutsche-Telekom and David Kasik, Senior Technical Fellow at Boeing.

The Wireless Business Summit will expose opportunity for business leaders to harness wireless technologies to engage with customers and employees and drive productivity. This portion of the Summits will provide insight into the changing landscape of payments, security and customer and employee experience through the application of wireless technology. Speakers will include Derek Colfer, Head of Mobile Innovation at VISA, Jesse Moore, Managing Director of M-KOPA and Anthony Reynolds, Senior Vice President of SAP.

The wireless industry contributes more than $41 billion to Canada's economy and it is forecasted that by 2020, there will be more than 50 billion connected devices. There has never been a more important time for business leaders to apply wireless technology solutions to business needs.

For more information about the Wireless Summits, including attendee registration and speakers, click here.

About Wavefront Wavefront is Canada's Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research (CECR), accelerating the growth and success of wireless companies in Canada by connecting them with critical resources, partners and opportunities, to drive economic and social benefits for Canada. Wavefront products and services are available to wireless and non-wireless companies looking to leverage mobile technology. They include a comprehensive suite of accelerated commercialization and mentorship programs, international market linkages, state of the art wireless product development and testing infrastructure, and wireless training programs and events. For more information and to join the Wavefront Community visit www.wavefrontac.com.

Media Contact: Wavefront are pleased to offer media the following: -- Media passes to the 2014 Wavefront Wireless Summit Events -- Special access to speakers and attendees -- Preview access to topics or presentations -- Photos, video or other information required Contacts: Talk Shop Media Sara Padidar sara@talkshopmedia.com Source: Wavefront

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